Jazzrock from Sydney, Australia

Alex Hirlian – Drums
Felix Lalanne – Guitar
Nick Henderson – Bass
Yutaro Okuda – Guitar
Nish Manjunath – Sax

Two guitars, tenor saxophone, bass and drums – ARCINGWIRES are a 5-piece high energy modern jazz rock group from Sydney, Australia. AW is a collaborative unit playing original compositions written by all 5 members, drawing influence from artists like Kneebody, Ben Eunson, Avishai Cohen’s Big Vicious and Donny McCaslin Group but with a heavy prog-rock slant.

The members of AW initially met during their time studying jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium, but have now gone on to become some of Sydney’s most in demand sidemen, often overlapping in many different projects and scenes. This band can be called something of a supergroup: drummer Alex Hirlian is the latest recipient of Australia’s most sought after jazz recognition, The National Jazz Award. Guitarist Felix Lalanne was awarded Equal 2nd at the Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition, while the other 3 members of the group perform and lead their own groups at the highest level nationally and internationally.

This tour has them playing shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, a mainstage set at Amersfoort Jazz Festival, and finally Berlin. The band is currently preparing to record their debut album in July, and will also appear at Bali’s Ubud Village Jazz Festival in August.


Eintritt frei, wir bitten um eine Spende für die Musiker. Vielen Dank.
Free entry, please donate some money for the musicians. Thanks a lot.